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Lions finish second at state tourney

There were smiles and a few tears as the Lutheran boys basketball team players accepted the trophy for taking runner-up honors in the March 10 Class 3A state basketball championship game. Bayfield … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Kyra Prokuski, Douglas County The junior had three assists in a 4-2 girls soccer victory over Bear Creek on March 8. Maddie Duren, ThunderRidge The senior scored the winning goal in overtime in the … more

Local athlete is giant slalom state champ

As bizarre as it might sound, high school skiing is an overlooked sport on the Front Range in Colorado. Skiing may connote Colorado between the months of November through March, but any high school … more

Jaguars' season ends in semifinals

Rock Canyon coach Kent Grams talked to his boys basketball team after the Jaguars' 47-41 overtime semifinal loss to George Washington in the Class 5A state playoffs on March 9 at the Denver Coliseum. … more

Young first baseman finding his swing for Rockies

Ryan McMahon is moving closer to opening the regular season as the Colorado Rockies' first baseman. The 23-year-old was hitting over .380 as of last week. "The numbers might be OK, but numbers … more

Valor comes up short in championship hockey game

Luke Wheeler looked anxious on the Valor Christian bench during the Eagles' state championship hockey game against Regis Jesuit on March 6 at the Pepsi Center. Wheeler was wearing his helmet but he … more

Arenado aims to keep relentless schedule for Rockies

Nolan Arenado chuckled at the idea of ever taking the field every day for the Colorado Rockies and playing all 162 games. In theory, it's possible. The reality of being the third baseman for the … more

Boys volleyball takes first step toward being sanctioned in Colorado

Boys volleyball has been trying to open the door to get the sport sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association for around 20 years, according to John Prusinowski. Well, boys … more

Jaguars roar into Final Four

Rock Canyon's boys basketball team was top-ranked for a majority of the season in the CHSAANow.com poll. The Jaguars were the top-seed in this season's Class 5A state tournament pairings but came … more

Valor takes hockey success to next level

Valor Christian's hockey team was virtually untested during the regular season . So when the seedings were announced for the state hockey playoffs, there were doubts about the Eagles' strength of … more

Andrews, Cable take honors for swimming, diving

Kylie Andrews' senior season on the Heritage girls swimming team was one to remember and Arapahoe junior diver Franny Cable finally had a season she doesn't want to forget. Andrews was named the 2018 … more

Olympics could again be tough sell in Denver

It promised ample snow and sunny weather on a normally bare, rocky peak easily accessible by “super highway,” thousands more hotel rooms than existed and a cross-country ski course that looked … more

Former Valor football coach excited about his new job

Rod Sherman is excited about the upcoming high school football season. I know because he used the word “excited” several times in a brief conversation. Yes, I know, that statement might sound … more

Chaparral, Valor advance to Frozen Four

Chaparral, a first-year hockey program, and Valor Christian have advanced to the semifinals of the state hockey tournament, but both teams will face tough challenges in the Frozen Four. Chaparral … more

Standout Performers: Douglas County

Ronnie DeGray III, Chaparral The junior scored 30 of his 34 points in the second half of a 92-91 double overtime boys basketball victory over Regis Jesuit on Feb. 14 Brendan Sullivan, Highlands Ranch … more

On Campus: Castle Rock

Castle View • Athletic Director Derek Cordes looked toward Colorado's Western Slope to find a football coach and announced Feb. 14 that Todd Casebier would be the person for the job. Casebier, with … more

Athlete succeeds after giving sport a ‘tri’

Hannah Croasdell was burned out on swimming, so her mother Christy suggested she should try to become a triathlete. That’s what the Douglas County senior did, but it wasn’t easy. I can only … more

At 20, Terry is veteran of international hockey

Troy Terry is only 20 years old but can be considered a veteran of international ice hockey play. Terry, a junior forward on the University of Denver team who was a Rock Canyon student for two years, … more

Trio leads Valor Christian's wrestling efforts

Jake Welch played golf last fall for Valor Christian and tied for seventh in the Class 4A state tournament. Easton Cecil was a senior running back and defensive end on the Eagles football team. Both … more

Pair of Castle View wrestlers claim titles

Castle View wrestlers won two individual titles Feb. 17 at the state high school wrestling championships, and the Sabercats also had what coach Ike Anderson labeled a disappointing second-place … more
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